Mr. Mike Botz is president and owner of the consultancy Elbow Creek Engineering, Inc. and is a registered professional chemical engineer. Mr. Botz holds a BS degree in Chemical Engineering from Montana State University and an MS degree in Chemical Engineering from Purdue University. As a Senior Process Engineer, Mr. Botz has over ten years of experience related to the evaluation, testing, design, cost estimating, construction, commissioning and troubleshooting of industrial water treatment plants. In addition, Mr. Botz is also highly experienced with industrial gas cleaning systems for removing chemical contaminants and particulate matter. Projects completed by Mr. Botz have spanned North America, Latin America, Europe, Australia, Africa and Asia and have ranged in scope from conceptual evaluations through pilot testing, full-scale facility construction and plant commissioning. In addition to industrial project work, Mr. Botz has provided course instruction to academic, government and industry groups, and has presented research findings at numerous industry professional societies. Mr. Botz is active in the Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration (SME), the American Water Works Association (AWWA) and the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) through presenting papers and chairing technical sessions. Mr. Botz has authored and co-authored numerous publications in regard to the management and treatment of industrial waters and gases. Mr. Botz was also co-author of the books The Cyanide Monograph and the Chemistry and Treatment of Cyanidation Wastes, both published through Mining Journal Books Limited in London.